Wine Travel

Hold The Spit Take! There's Actually Some Good Wines Being Produced In Mexico.

Wait, the land of tacos and tequila? Read on.
Feb 20, 2014 2:00 pm

When most of us think of “drinking Mexican,” we imagine ourselves sipping a refreshing margarita. Or maybe even an exotic mezcal. But Mexico’s wine producers want to remind us that they have been around for a very long time. After several generations of big, hot, brash wines, a new generation of producers is ready to show that they can make elegant world-class vino. Read on.

The 6 Sicilian Wines You Need To Be Drinking Right Now. Really? Really.

A world apart from Super Tuscans and Barolos. OK!
Jan 2, 2013 4:01 pm

To say that the north and the south in Italy don’t always get along is an understatement. And the very south, Sicily, is sometimes seen as a separate nation altogether. Unsurprisingly, its wines are unlike many of Italy’s most iconic wines.

Meet The Kopf Kids, The Future Wine Experts Of America

A wined-up scholarship for culinary students
Dec 17, 2012 3:01 pm

Cooking school is no picnic. It’s expensive, arduous and in no way guarantees you a job upon graduation – at least not in a professional kitchen. For six lucky students each year, a focus on wine pays off. The Kopf Scholarship, sponsored by Kobrand Wine & Spirits, is awarded to students who show passion and promise in the world of wine.

Basque Case: Txakoli Wines Are Ideal Sippers For This Time Of Year

"Fizzy" wines hard to pronounce, easy to drink
Dec 12, 2012 4:01 pm

One of the things Basque Country is best known for is the light, fizzy, low-alcohol wine called txakoli (pronounced cha-koh-lee) or txakolina, depending on the label. The wines have been characterized as the ideal summer sippers, but are also perfect for this time of year.

Top 5: Where To Drink When You're Sick Of Wine In The Napa Valley

Wine country just got a shot in the arm
Oct 22, 2012 3:40 pm

There are plenty of spots to get a good glass of wine in the Napa Valley. That’s what wine country is for, right? But you can only swallow so much of the stuff before you start to crave a beer… or something stronger. Lucky you: a growing number of bars specializing in non-oenophilic pleasures is cropping up in California’s most famous wine valley.

When Wine Bloggers Make Wine, Things Get Interesting. Well, Dirty And Rowdy.

A California winery that sure ain't clean cut
Oct 10, 2012 3:01 pm

There was once a food blogger who went by the handle "Rowdy." One day, he met a wine blogger who went by the name "Dirty." The two became friends, then best friends and, eventually, business partners in a venture that has certain wine folk chattering. Dirty & Rowdy Family Winery makes unusual, exciting wines. How, you ask?

In Sonoma, Biodynamics In Action At Quivira

A winery with chickens, bees and a lot of passion
Jul 17, 2012 5:01 pm

In Sonoma, Quivira Vineyard & Winery is powered by solar energy, has its own chicken coop, Jersey cows. It's a very different kind of winery.

Wines From Macedonia Are Coming!

Don't feel bad if you don't know where that is
Jul 10, 2012 2:01 pm

Don't know where Macedonia is? It'll be on your radar soon enough once you taste their wines. Read more after the jump.

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